How daytime naps could help us make better decisions

On October 8, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study, now published in the Journal of Sleep Research, examines the effects of short naps on the brain’s ability to process unconscious information. A short daytime nap could do wonders for our brains’ ability to process information, suggests a new study. Sleep is key in both memory formation…

Too much sleep could be worse for health than too little

On August 7, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleeping more or less than 7–8 hours per night could be bad for your health, with too much sleep being worse than too little, say researchers. Both too much and too little sleep can lead to poor health. An analysis of pooled data from dozens of studies covering more than…

Vitamin B-6 could help us to recall dreams

On May 1, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Are you struggling to remember the finer details of that strange dream you had last night? Well, new research suggests that a dose of vitamin B-6 could help. Researchers suggest that vitamin B-6 supplements could boost dream recall. Researchers found that adults who took vitamin B-6 supplements each night before…

Type 2 diabetes: Late breakfast could drive obesity

On April 19, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Going to bed later is linked with obesity in people with type 2 diabetes, and the main factor that drives this relationship is eating breakfast later. A new study unveils the link between breakfast and obesity in type 2 diabetes. This was the conclusion of a new study now published…

Being a 'night owl' could kill you, study finds

On April 14, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

I wake up at 5.15 a.m. each day to get to work on time, so going to bed at a reasonable hour is a must for me. According to new research, it’s also beneficial to my health; scientists found that “night owls” have a higher risk of early death. Researchers…

These genes could make us prone to insomnia

On March 12, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Do you have problems sleeping but you don’t know why? A new study may provide some answers. Researchers have discovered specific genes that could make us more susceptible to insomnia. Researchers have identified genes associated with insomnia. What is more, the researchers — led by Murray Stein, of the University…

The sleep diet: Could this work?

On January 10, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

It’s January. Many of us have noticed that our pants are slightly tighter than they were last year. How might we shift that extra weight without suffering the gym? Try an extra hour in bed, a new study suggests. Could we lose weight just by getting more sleep? Scientists based…

Could outdoor light exposure at night heighten breast cancer risk?

On August 18, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers suggest that nighttime exposure to outdoor light may raise the risk of breast cancer for some women. High exposure to outdoor lighting at nighttime may be a risk factor for breast cancer development, a new study suggests. From an analysis of almost 110,000 women, researchers found that those who…

Could sleep disorders raise the risk of preterm birth?

On August 15, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep disorders may increase a woman’s likelihood of having a preterm birth, suggest researchers from the University of California, San Francisco. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco have discovered that women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders during pregnancy, including insomnia and sleep apnea, are at a greater…

Sleep biology discovery could lead to new insomnia treatments that don't target the brain

UCLA scientists report the first evidence that a gene outside the brain controls the ability to rebound from sleep deprivation – a surprising discovery that could eventually lead to greatly improved treatments for insomnia and other sleep disorders that do not involve getting a drug into the brain. …